Darus and I went up to Josepho this morning, as we have done many times before. This morning was different though. He was upset that we had to park in a different spot from where we usually park. He had a tough time transitioning and walking to the trailhead, but finally came around.
We only got about a half mile up when he just dropped to the ground and refused to go further. I was frustrated, but I knew it wasn't going to do me any good. In hindsight, perhaps he was just tired, and he knew, the further up he climbed, he'd have to make that many steps to get back to the car.
As we were walking back to the car, I remember that the Verizon store would be opening soon. I figured the store, on a Sunday morning, wouldn't be too busy. I also knew it was a gamble, but I was willing to take it. I figured that things could go back, which would give me two reasons to complain OR he would do good, and turn the day around. Lucky for us all, he did GREAT! I was so proud and impressed with him. He kept himself busy playing on an ipad and even navigated, by himself, between his beloved garbage truck videos!